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Once again, the existing taxpayers get screwed….more likely than not, hands were greased by a wealthy land owner, Josh Leder. After purchasing the Glen Canyon golf course property, Mr. Leder had pissed off Glen Cannon residents with vindictive acts. Like we need more traffic with large RVs on tiny country roads and more strain on the landfill, water and sewer infrastructures. To shout out the creation of essentially minimum wage service jobs as a benefit is like saying farts don’t smell.

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I don't see the logic of offering tax credits to a business that will employ mostly service related jobs for which we currently don't have enough workers. Transylvania is losing it's charm by encouraging exploitation of our natural resources without the tax burden that it's current citizens are carrying.

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So now the people of brevard have MORE low paid service jobs with little opportunity for advancement into middle class income. How about we get manufacturing or encourage self employment skill and trades businesses. If brevard keeps catering to the more wealthy vacationers we will create a permanent lower income class that will always be serving those who have more money, usually from out of state. This isnt encouraging news to most of brevard residents, just more low paid jobs without a future

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Just some thoughts

A lot of issues covered, yet it appears there is no integrated development plan. There are too many variables to justify approval of the entire plan. There needs to be solid commitments from the developer regarding utilities and traffic control. If the city chooses to annex the property, there will be a major expense to provide infrastructure and other costs required. That might involve a tax increase if Brevard does not have the resources to support it. That and speculation on future taxes from businesses and employment involves taking a risk that there will be enough of a return on investment for Brevard and surrounding areas.

Something on the scale of this project should consider a phased approach to monitor impact on the environment, economy, traffic, taxes and other critical factors. If the trend on the initial phases indicates negative impacts, then remediation can take place. If you phase the development, there should be much more transparency for the city and taxpayers.

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I was looking to move and build in Glen Cannon. Not about to invest 1M to live net to an RV park.

Kiss your property values away. See ya!

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So now giant RVs will be using Wilson Road. A narrow, scenic road along the river. How will that impact traffic? Will they widen Wilson Road, who’s paying for that? How will it impact the health of the French Broad? What about Flooding? What about how the RVs will access Wilson Road? Traffic? Wear & tear on those roads? With millions of dollars in tax incentives, ie lost tax income, it doesn’t sound like much of a profit boom for Brevard.

Why on earth are we giving money to help a company get richer with very little benefit to us? Yes a few businesses may get more customers. Who’s going staff them? Maybe some of those excess Dollar General employees!

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"Deluxe Resorts" don't have "RV sites". The whole thing is gross and unfortunate for the Glen Cannon residents. But I don't own the land, Mr. Leder does, and I guess he will do as he pleases.

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